Paula Byrne is a British author and biographer. She is married to writer Jonathan Bate, the Shakespeare scholar.

Books in order of publication:

The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She Works in Hollywood – 2003

Emma: A Sourcebook – 2004

Perdita: The Literary, Theatrical, Scandalous Life of Mary Robinson – 2006

Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead – 2009

The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things – 2013

Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice – 2014

Kick: The True Story of JFK’s Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth – 2016

Look To Your Wife – 2018

Mirror, Mirror – 2020

The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym – 2021